Ruth Eckert Sims

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COURTNEY - Ruth Eckert Sims, 88, died May 25, 2019. She was born to Charlie and Ida (Watkins) Eckert September 19, 1930 in the Courtney Community, five miles west of Stanton and was a 6th generation Texan. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She graduated from Miles High School as salutatorian of her class. She worked at her father's grocery store and dry goods store in Miles parttime while attending high school.

After graduating from high school she went to San Angelo Business College in 1948 and earned a stenographic diploma. In 1949 she moved to Midland. Her husband James' sister introduced him to Ruth and they were married January 27, 1957.

She is survived by her son, James (Jimmy) of Garland, daughter Jeri of Wiley, grandson Ethan Bradley Sims of Garland, and granddaughter Riley Grace Sims of Garland, one sister, Gladys Heinze of San Angelo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sims, parents Charlie and Ida Eckert, brothers, Roy Eckert, Martin Eckert and Clarence Eckert and her sister Violet Davis.

Funeral services were May 30 at First Baptist Chapel in Midland. Graveside service was at Miles Cemetery at Miles, Texas.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolence can be made at

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